Kakapo Strigops habroptila

Family: Strigopidae (New Zealand Parrots)

Authority: Gray, 1845

Red List Category

Criteria: A2be

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Justification of Red List category
This species only survives as a tiny population on three offshore islands. With the instigation of intensive management in 1995, numbers are now increasing, but the population trend over the last three generations has still been extremely rapid; it therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Champion: Rio Tinto

Population size: 108

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 95,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Strigops habroptila. Downloaded from on 16/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/11/2018.